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Turcinoemacheilus hafezi  Golzarianpour, Abdoli, Patimar & Freyhof, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: hafezi: Named for Khw?ja Shamsud-D?n Muhammad H?fez-e Sh?r?z? (Persian), known by his pen name H?fez, one of the most famous and influential Persian lyric poets.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Karoun and Dez River drainages in Iran.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95092)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from the other two congeners by the following characters: body completely naked; more posterior position of the anus, which is closer to the anal-fin origin than to the pelvic-fin origin (distance from anus to anal-fin origin 0.2-0.4 times in distance from pelvic-fin origin to anal-fin origin); color pattern mottled or prominent irregular dark brown or black midlateral stripe disconnected from blotches and saddles on back; and caudal fin slightly emarginated (Ref. 95092).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in rivers and larger streams with clear water and swift current (Ref. 95092)

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Golzarianpour, K., A. Abdoli, R. Patimar and J. Freyhof, 2013. Turcinoemacheilus hafezi, a new loach from the Zagroz Mountains, Iran (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(1):41-48. (Ref. 95092)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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